July 30, 2014

DESIGN CONTEST // F.A.D. - DESIGN THEORY - 2015



Editorial via F.A.D

PRIZES
All shortlisted finalists will have the opportunity to showcase their designs at the prestigious Fashion Scout during London Fashion Week in February 2015, in front of an invited audience of press and industry professionals.
First prize: £1,000
Runner-up: £500
The Orly Tenzer Prize: £500
In addition, Spéos Photographic Institute London will offer all three prize winners a professional photo shoot of their entry and their graduate collection.

WHO CAN ENTER
Participants must be 2nd or 3rd year BA, or MA, students studying Fashion at a UK Higher Education Institution.
We also welcome collaborations between two students of different disciplines (e.g.: Fashion Design & Photography; Fashion Design & Textiles, Fashion Design & Product Design, or Fashion Design and Science subjects). All collaborations must be clearly marked as such.
Each institution is permitted a maximum of three entries from BA courses and three from MA courses.
Students who have previously taken part in FAD Fashion Futures programmes may send their entries directly to FAD. These entries are in addition to the institutions’ quota of three entries and will be considered equally alongside other entries received.

WHAT TO INCLUDE IN YOUR ENTRY
Your entry should be a combination of digital and paper. Please make sure to include the following in your entry.
1. IN DIGITAL FORMAT
a. Research
An edited selection of your research and development (a maximum of 20 items - images, video or audio files) including:
- a summary of your research: e.g. sketchbook pages, moodboards, photographs
- design development
- evidence of planned construction techniques
b. Illustrations
Two creative fashion illustrations (one of each outfit)

2. ON PAPER
c. Two technical drawings (one for each outfit, showing front and back, plus side view and details if necessary) including fabric swatches.
d. Title and Written interpretation of mini collection (max. 200 words)
e. Completed student entry form

 COMPETITION DEADLINES 
Tutor Registration by Friday 24th October 2014
Tutors should register their institutions for entry by e-mail to joanne@fad.org.uk . There is no registration fee.
Initial Student Entries by Wednesday 26th November 2014, 5pm.

HOW TO SEND YOUR ENTRY
Please send entries by post to FAD, 10a Wellesley Terrace, London N1 7NA. We regret that entries cannot be returned.
The digital part of your entry should be submitted on CD, USB, or share with joanne@fad.org.uk via www.dropbox.com.
FAD will accept digital files in the following formats only:
Images. Individual jpegs (300 dpi) or as one continuously scrolling PDF document.
Multimedia files. Upload video or audio footage to a platform such as Sound Cloud, Vimeo or You Tube and include the links in your submission.

SELECTION OF FINALISTS
Entrants will be notified if they have been selected as finalists by email, by Friday 5th December 2014. Each finalist will be invited to make up their two outfits.

Go here to view the entire details and to download their entry pack.

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